Tidal Today

  • Aquatera ventures into French marine collaboration

    Scotland-based consultancy Aquatera has signed a memorandum of understanding with French company Open Ocean SAS to collaborate on marine renewable energy projects in France.

  • DCNS, EDF Energies awarded tidal project off Normandy

    The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) has selected DCNS, the parent company of OpenHydro, and EDF Energies Nouvelles for the development of pilot tidal turbine arrays off the French coast of Normandy.

  • Shetland Composites to manufacture turbine blades

    Glass-reinforced plastic technology developer Shetland Composites is expanding manufacturing capacity at its existing production facility to construct tidal turbine blades. The new venture will build on the company’s work in constructing fibreglass wave and tidal energy prototypes.

  • US Outlook: Is tidal power turning the tide in the right direction?

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) says that it is leading the way in evaluating technical and economic viability for tidal energy, and generating cost, performance, and reliability data. But can the tidal industry push its influence for continued support from government and private sector sources?

  • Magallanes deploys turbine at EMEC

    Spanish tidal turbine company Magallanes has successfully deployed its floating turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), supported by the EU-funded Marinet project. The 1:10 scale ‘ATIR’ prototype was installed on EMEC’s Shapinsay Sound test site, the testing centre reported.

  • Tidal Today Awards 2014: Winners Announced

    The winners for the 2014 Tidal Today Awards were announced at the International Tidal Energy Summit on Nov 25, 2014 recognizing outstanding achievements across the sector over the previous 12 months.

  • Siemens says tidal sector too “niche”; MCT put on selling block

    Just over two years since Siemens acquired Marine Current Turbines, the German industrial group is planning a sale of the UK tidal turbine and development company, it has been reported.

  • Tribute Resources establishes newco to develop tidal power in Canada and abroad

    Tribute Resources Inc. has established a new corporation called International Marine Energy Inc. (IME). IME has acquired the interests of Tribute in Western Tidal Holdings, (WTH).


    Tidal Today has announced the official shortlist for the 2014 Tidal Today Energy Awards, which recognise excellence and outstanding achievements in the tidal sector over the past year

  • Tidal momentum builds at Fundy

    Two Fundy-related announcements in a week point to growing momentum in the tidal industry in general and to Nova Scotia’s market in particular.

  • Isle of Man sees multi-million tidal power opportunity

    Tocardo has been appointed by the Isle of Man Government as one of two preferred partners to supply tidal turbines for a major new renewable energy initiative.

  • Public-private initiatives call for successful tidal demos to secure funding over next two years

    To realise its massive potential, the tidal sector, must prove to private investors that demo projects can deliver the real deal. Simon Robertson, the wave and tidal technology acceleration manager at the Carbon Trust, explains to Tidal Today, what the current funding situation is.

  • U.S. Navy turns the tide with $8m technology contract

    Could naval tidal power be a new niche for the industry?

  • Delta Stream signs PPA with EDF Energy

    Tidal Energy Ltd, the developer of DeltaStream, Wales’ first full-scale tidal power generator, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) deal with EDF Energy, marking a significant milestone in the commercial development of tidal power in the UK.

  • Bristol tidal industry attracts international players

    This month the attendance of representatives from nine European countries, including Germany, Spain and the Netherlands at the Bristol Tidal Energy Forum, showed encouraging signals of growth for the sector in Europe and the importance of the tidal energy cluster in Bristol.


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